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  1. Karl E. Peters (2015). The “Ghosts” of Iras Past and the Changing Cultural Context of Religion and Science. Zygon 50 (2):329-360.
    Beginning with our cosmic ancestors and the 1950s ancestors of Institute on Religion in an Age of Science , this essay highlights the wider, post-World War II cultural context, including other science and religion organizations, in which IRAS was formed. It then considers eight challenges from today's context. From the context of science there are the challenge of scale that leads us to question our place in the scheme of things and can lead to a challenge to morale concerning whether (...)
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  2. Karl E. Peters (2014). The Changing Cultural Context of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science and Zygon. Zygon 49 (3):612-628.
    Since Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science was founded 49 years ago and since one of its co-publishers, the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS), was founded 60 years ago, there have been significant developments in their various cultural contexts—in science, in religion, in culture, in academia, and in the science and religion dialogue. This article is a personal remembrance and reflection that compares the context of IRAS in 1954 when it was first organized with the context (...)
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  3. Karl E. Peters (2013). A Christian Naturalism: Developing the Thinking of Gordon Kaufman. Zygon 48 (3):578-591.
    This essay develops a theological naturalism using Gordon Kaufman's nonpersonal idea of God as serendipitous creativity in contrast to the personal metaphorical theology of Sallie McFague. It then develops a Christian theological naturalism by using Kaufman's idea of historical trajectories, specifically Jesus trajectory1 and Jesus trajectory2. The first is the trajectory in the early Christian church assuming a personal God in the framework of Greek philosophy that results in the Trinity. The second is the naturalistic-humanistic trajectory of creativity (God) that (...)
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  4. Karl E. Peters (2012). Human Salvation in an Evolutionary World: An Exploration in Christian Naturalism. Zygon 47 (4):843-869.
    In an evolutionary world, humans need “salvation” understood as restoring and maintaining well‐being or functioning well. Humans are embedded in, embodiments of, and emergent creative‐creatures of the universe. We have evolved also as ambivalent creatures—doing good, harm, and being bystanders while harm is being done. Multiple factors—for example, genetic, neurological, child developmental, and societal—contribute to malfunctioning and harmful behavior, and multiple religious and secular approaches help restore well‐being. I develop a view of Jesus as a “religious genius” who, grounded in (...)
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  5. Karl E. Peters & Barbara Whittaker-Johns (2012). Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Human Behavior: An Introduction. Zygon 47 (4):797-805.
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  6. Solomon H. Katz, William Lesher, Karl E. Peters, Charles C. Dickinson Iii, Stephen Modell, Jane M. Bengtson, Richard Busse, Willem B. Drees, Kim Eighmy & David J. Ernat (2011). Patrons—Philip Hefner Fund. Zygon 47 (1):653-654.
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  7. Solomon H. Katz, William Lesher, Karl E. Peters, Don Browning, Marjorie H. Davis, Charles C. Dickinson Iii, Mary Gerhart, Daniel Jungkuntz, Patricia McClelland & Stephen Modell (2010). Patrons—Philip Hefner Fund. Zygon 45 (1):653-654.
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  8. Karl E. Peters (2010). Religion and Science in Context: A Guide to the Debates. By Willem B. Drees. Zygon 45 (3):776-777.
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  9. Karl E. Peters (2010). Why Zygon? The Journal's Original Visions and the Future of Religion-and-Science. Zygon 45 (2):430-436.
    This essay briefly examines the original visions of Zygon , how they helped explain the publication of a new journal, and what they imply for where we might be going today.
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  10. Solomon H. Katz, William Lesher, Karl E. Peters, Don Browning, Paul H. Carr, Marjorie H. Davis, Thomas L. Gilbert, P. Roger Gillette, Melvin Gray & Lothar Schäfer (2009). Patrons—Philip Hefner Fund. Zygon 44 (1):653-654.
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  11. Solomon H. Katz, William Lesher, Karl E. Peters, Don Browning, Paul H. Carr, Marjorie H. Davis, Thomas L. Gilbert, Melvin Gray, Daniel Jungkuntz & Patricia McCIeIIand (2009). Patrons—Philtp Hefher Fund. Zygon 44 (3-4):749.
     
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  12. Solomon H. Katz, William Lesher, Karl E. Peters, Don Browning, Paul H. Carr, Marjorie H. Davis, Thomas L. Gilbert Lothar Schafer, Melvin Gray, Frank E. Budenholzer & S. V. D. Antje (2009). Patrons—P/Jilzjo Hefizer Fund. Zygon 44 (1-2):231.
     
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  13. Karl E. Peters (2009). In Appreciation for Twenty Years of Outstanding Editorial Leadership. Zygon 44 (3).
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  14. Karl E. Peters (2008). Jesus and Creativity. By Gordon D. Kaufman. Zygon 43 (1):277-281.
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  15. Karl E. Peters (2008). Some Correlations Between Methods of Knowing and Theological Concepts in Arthur Peacocke's Personalistic Panentheism and Nonpersonal Naturalistic Theism. Zygon 43 (1):19-26.
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  16. Karl E. Peters (2008). Understanding and Responding to Human Evil: A Multicausal Approach. Zygon 43 (3):681-704.
    One task of religion is delivering human beings from evil within and between themselves. Defining good as well-being or functioning well, evil as impaired functioning, and doing evil as impairing the functioning of others, this essay explores how religions in consort with other social institutions might understand and respond to evil in light of contemporary scientific knowledge. To understand evil I use a multicausal approach that includes both biological and sociocultural environmental causes. I illustrate the use of this approach by (...)
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  17. Leslie A. Muray, Kevin Sharpe Leslie van Gelder, Wesley J. Wildman, Nancy R. Howell, Karl E. Peters, Walter B. Gulick & J. van Huyssteen (2007). A Conversation on J. Wentzel van Huyssteen's Gifford Lectures. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 28 (3):299-432.
     
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  18. Karl E. Peters (2007). Saving Experience in an Age of Science. Zygon 42 (4):825-828.
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  19. Karl E. Peters (2007). Toward an Evolutionary Christian Theology. Zygon 42 (1):49-64.
  20. Harold J. Morowitz, Charley D. Hardwick, Ann Pederson, Gregory R. Peterson, Karl E. Peters, Nicole Schmitz-Moormann, James F. Salmon, S. J. Paul H. Carr, Michael W. DeLashmutt & James E. Huchingson (2005). Science Looks at Spirituality David Hay and Spirituality as a Natural Phenomenon: Bringing Pawel M. Socha Biological and Psychological Perspectives Together Ellen Goldberg Cognitive Science and Hathayoga. Zygon 40 (3-4):788.
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  21. Karl E. Peters (2005). Confessions of a Practicing Naturalistic Theist: A Response to Hardwick, Pederson, and Peterson. Zygon 40 (3):701-720.
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  22. Karl E. Peters (2005). Dancing with the Sacred: Excerpts. Zygon 40 (3):631-666.
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  23. Karl E. Peters (2004). Malcolm R. Sutherland, 1916-2003. Zygon 39 (2):523-524.
  24. Karl E. Peters (2003). Ambivalence and Pluralism in the Bio-Cultural Evolution of Morality. Zygon 38:333-354.
     
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  25. Karl E. Peters (2003). Pluralism and Ambivalence in the Evolution of Morality. Zygon 38 (2):333-354.
    Much good work has been done on the evolution of human morality by focusing on how “selfish genes‘ can give rise to altruistic human beings. A richer research program is needed, however, to take into account the ambivalence of naturally evolved biopsychological motivators and the historical pluralism of human morality in religious systems. Such a program is described here. A first step is to distinguish the ultimate cause of natural selection from proximate causes that are the results of natural selection. (...)
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  26. Karl E. Peters (2001). Neurotheology and Evolutionary Theology: Reflections on the Mystical Mind. Zygon 36 (3):493-500.
  27. Philip Hefner & Karl E. Peters (1999). Welcome to Peggy Blomenberg Eldredge. Zygon 34 (1):199.
     
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  28. Karl E. Peters (1999). Reflections on the Evolution of Morality. Zygon 34 (3):419-433.
  29. Philip Hefner & Karl E. Peters (1998). Tribute to Carol Rausch Albright. Zygon 33 (4):685-685.
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  30. Karl E. Peters (1998). The Open-Ended Legacy of Ralph Wendell Burhoe. Zygon 33 (2):313-321.
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  31. Karl E. Peters (1997). Storytellers and Scenario Spinners: Some Reflections on Religion and Science in Light of a Pragmatic, Evolutionary Theory of Knowledge. Zygon 32 (4):465-489.
  32. Karl E. Peters (1992). Empirical Theology in the Light of Science. Zygon 27 (3):297-325.
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  33. Karl E. Peters (1992). Interrelating Nature, Humanity, and the Work of God: Some Issues for Future Reflection. Zygon 27 (4):403-419.
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  34. Karl E. Peters (1990). Cosmology and the Meaning of Human Existence: Options for Contemporary Physics and Eastern Religions Indexer-Assigned Title. Zygon 25:7-122.
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  35. Karl E. Peters (1990). Editorial. Zygon 25 (1):3-6.
    Science and religion share the conviction that the world is intelligible, susceptible to being logically understood, but they delineate this under different paradigms. In the cleanest cases we can say that science operates with the presumption that there are causes to things, religion with the presumption that there are meanings to things.—Holmes Rolston III.
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  36. Karl E. Peters (1989). Humanity in Nature: Conserving yet Creating. Zygon 24 (4):469-485.
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  37. Karl E. Peters (1988). What is Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science?: Purpose, History, and Financial Goals. Zygon 23 (4):489-496.
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  38. Karl E. Peters (1987). The Contours of an Emerging Territory:Impressions of Twenty Years of Zygon:Journal of Religion and Science. Zygon 22 (s1):43-61.
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  39. Karl E. Peters (1982). Religion and an Evolutionary Theory of Knowledge. Zygon 17 (4):385-415.
    . This paper outlines an evolutionary theory of knowledge involving not only conceptual but also behavioral and experiential knowledge. It suggests human knowledge is continuous at the behavioral and experiential level with that of nonhuman animals. By contrasting an evolutionary understanding of ultimate reality with the more traditional, personalistic understanding, the paper shows how an evolutionary epistemology applies to religion in terms of both general and special revelation. Finally, the paper explores how one might respond to the problem of religious (...)
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  40. Karl E. Peters (1980). Evolutionary Naturalism: Survival as a Value. Zygon 15 (2):213-222.
  41. Karl E. Peters (1977). Realities and Ideals in the World System. Zygon 12 (2):167-174.
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  42. Karl E. Peters (1977). The Need for a Systems Approach: An Introduction to the Conference on "the Ecosystem, Energy, and Human Values". Zygon 12 (2):106-108.
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  43. Karl E. Peters (1974). The Image of God as a Model for Humanization. Zygon 9 (2):98-125.
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